Dr Valeria Garbin
Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London
London SW7 2AZ
+44 20 759 42878
v.garbin at

Postdoc position

We are looking for a postdoc in Soft Matter and Rheology (experiment) as part of the ERC-funded project ExtreFlow. For details and to apply online, follow this link. Closing date: 30 September 2017.




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41. S. Ahmmed, N. S. Suteria, V. Garbin, S. A. Vanapalli, Hydrodynamic mobility of rigid spheres, vesicles and cells in a square microchannel (in preparation)

40. A. Pommella, I. Harun, A. Pouliopoulos, J. J. Choi, K. Hellgardt, V. Garbin, Permeabilisation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cell wall by bubble-induced shear stresses in low-pressure ultrasound (in preparation)

39. M. De Corato, V. Garbin, Capillary interactions between dynamically forced particles adsorbed at a planar interface and on a bubble (submitted)

38. A. Huerre, F. Cacho-Nerin, V. Poulichet, C. E. Udoh, M. De Corato, and V. Garbin, Dynamic organization of soft nanoparticles during adsorption and surface compression at fluid-fluid interfaces (submitted)

37. C. E. Udoh, J. T. Cabral, V. Garbin, Nanocomposite capsules with directional, pulsed nanoparticle release (submitted)

36. C. Lazarus, A. Pouliopoulos, M. Tinguely, V. Garbin, J. J. Choi, Clustering dynamics of microbubbles exposed to low-pressure 1-MHz ultrasound (submitted)

35. A. Jamburidze, M. De Corato, A. Huerre, A. Pommella, V. Garbin, High-frequency linear rheology of hydrogels probed by ultrasound-driven microbubble dynamics, Soft Matter 13, 3946 (2017)

34. K. Achakulwisut, C. Tam, A. Huerre, R. Sammouti, B. P. Binks, V. Garbin, Stability of clay particle-coated microbubbles in alkanes against dissolution induced by heating, Langmuir 33, 3809 (2017)

33. V. Poulichet, A. Huerre, V. Garbin, Shape oscillations of particle-coated bubbles and directional particle expulsion, Soft Matter 13, 125 (2017) [Themed collection: Soft Matter Emerging Investigators 2017]

32. A. N. Pouliopoulos, C. Li, M. Tinguely, V. Garbin, M.-X. Tang and J. J. Choi, Rapid short-pulse sequences enhance the spatiotemporal uniformity of acoustically driven microbubble activity during flow conditions, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, 2469 (2016)

31. C. E. Udoh, V. Garbin, J. T. Cabral, Microporous polymer particles via phase inversion in microfluidics: impact of non-solvent quality, Langmuir 32, 8131 (2016)

30. M. Tinguely, M. G. Hennessy, A. Pommella, O. K. Matar, V. Garbin, Surface waves on a soft viscoelastic layer produced by an oscillating microbubble, Soft Matter 12, 4247 (2016)

29. V. Poulichet and V. Garbin, Cooling particle-coated bubbles: destabilization beyond dissolution arrest, Langmuir 31, 12035 (2015)

28. A. Pommella, N. J. Brooks, J. M. Seddon, V. Garbin, Selective flow-induced vesicle rupture to sort by membrane mechanical properties, Scientific Reports 5, 13163 (2015)

27. F. Ja'Afar, C. H. Leow, V. Garbin, C. A. Sennoga, M.-X. Tang, J. M. Seddon, Surface charge measurement of SonoVue, Definity and Optison: a comparison of laser Doppler electrophoresis and micro-electrophoresis, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 41, 2990 (2015)

26. V. Poulichet and V. Garbin, Ultrafast desorption of colloidal particles from fluid interfaces, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 5932 (2015) [featured on]

25. V. Garbin, I. Jenkins, T. Sinno, J. C. Crocker, K. J. Stebe, Interactions and stress relaxation in monolayers of soft nanoparticles at fluid interfaces, Physical Review Letters 114, 108301 (2015) [Editor's suggestion; featured on and]

24. V. Garbin, Colloidal particles: Surfactants with a difference, Physics Today 66(10), 68-69 (2013)

23. L. Yao, L. Botto, M. Cavallaro, B. Bleier, V. Garbin, K. J. Stebe, Near field capillary repulsion, Soft Matter 9, 779-786 (2013)

22. T. Kokhuis, V. Garbin, K. Kooiman, B. Naaijkens, L. Juffermans, O. Kamp, T. van der Steen, M. Versluis, and N. de Jong, Secondary Bjerknes forces deform targeted microbubblesUltrasound in Medicine and Biology 39, 490-506 (2013)

21. V. Garbin, J. C. Crocker, K. J. Stebe, Nanoparticles at fluid interfaces: exploiting capping ligands to control adsorption, stability and dynamics, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 387, 1-11 (2012)

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20. V. Garbin, J. C. Crocker, K. J. Stebe, Forced desorption of nanoparticles from an oil-water interface, Langmuir 28, 1663–1667 (2012)

19. V. Garbin, M. Overvelde, B. Dollet, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, and M. Versluis, Unbinding of targeted ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles by secondary acoustic forces, Physics in Medicine and Biology 56, 6161-6177 (2011)

18. M. Overvelde, V. Garbin, B. Dollet, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, and M. Versluis, Dynamics of coated microbubbles adherent to a wall, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 37, 1500-1508 (2011)

17. M. E. Aubin-Tam, D. Appleyard, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, O. Fadiran, J. Kunkel, M. Lang, Adhesion through single peptide aptamers, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115, 3657-3664 (2011)

16. J. Sijl, M. Overvelde, B. Dollet, V. Garbin, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, and M. Versluis, “Compression-only” behavior: A second order nonlinear response of ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129, 1729-1739 (2011)

15. E. P. Lewandowski, M. Cavallaro, Jr., L. Botto, J. C. Bernate, V. Garbin and K. J. Stebe, Orientation and self-assembly of cylindrical particles by anisotropic capillary interactions, Langmuir 26, 15142-15154 (2010)

14. M. Overvelde, V. Garbin, B. Dollet, J. Sijl, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, and M. Versluis, Nonlinear shell behavior of phospholipid-coated microbubbles, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 36, 2080-2092 (2010)

13. J. Sijl, B. Dollet, M. Overvelde, V. Garbin, T. Rozendal, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, and M. Versluis, Subharmonic behavior of phospholipid-coated ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 128, 3239-3252 (2010)

12. V. Garbin, B. Dollet, M. Overvelde, D. Cojoc, E. Di Fabrizio, L. van Wijngaarden, A. Prosperetti, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, M. Versluis, History force on coated microbubbles propelled by ultrasound, Physics of Fluids 21, 092003 (2009)

11. V. Garbin, G. Volpe. E. Ferrari, M. Versluis, D. Cojoc and D. Petrov, Mie Scattering distinguishes the topological charge of an optical vortex, New Journal of Physics 11, 013046 (2009)

10. B. Dollet, S.M. van der Meer, V. Garbin, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, M. Versluis Nonspherical oscillations of ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 34, 1465-1473 (2008)

9. D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, E. Di Fabrizio, H. Amenitsch, M. Rappolt, B. Sartori, P. Laggner, M. Burghammer, C. Riekel, Scanning X-ray microdiffraction of optically manipulated liposomes, Applied Physics Letters 91, 234107 (2007)

8. V. Garbin, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, E. Di Fabrizio, M. L. J. Overvelde, S. M. van der Meer, N. de Jong, D. Lohse and M. Versluis, Changes in microbubble dynamics near a boundary revealed by combined optical micromanipulation and high-speed imaging, Applied Physics Letters 90, 114103 (2007)

7. A. R. Moradi, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, E. Di Fabrizio, D. Cojoc, Strength control in multiple optical traps generated by means of diffractive optical elements, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 1, 158-161 (2007)

6. L. Bruschi, G. Fois, G. Mistura, M. Tormen, V. Garbin, E. Di Fabrizio, A. Gerardino, M. Natali, Complete wetting of curved microscopic channels, Journal of Chemical Physics 125, 144709, 5 pages (2006) 

5. V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, E. Di Fabrizio, Wave front engineering for microscopy of living cells, Optics Express 13, 1395-1405 (2005)

4. V. Garbin, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, R. Z. Proietti, S. Cabrini, E. Di Fabrizio, Optical micro-manipulation using Laguerre-Gaussian beams, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 44, 5773-5776 (2005)

3. D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, E. Ferrari, L. Businaro, F. Romanato, E. Di Fabrizio, Laser trapping and micro-manipulation using optical vortices, Microelectronic Engineering 78-79, 125-131 (2005)

2. E. Ferrari, V. Emiliani, D. Cojoc, V. Garbin, M. Zahid, C. Durieux, M. Coppey-Moisan, E. Di Fabrizio, Biological samples micro-manipulation by means of optical tweezers, Microelectronic Engineering 78-79, 575-581 (2005)

1. E. Di Fabrizio, D. Cojoc, V. Emiliani, S. Cabrini, M. Coppey-Moisan, E. Ferrari, V. Garbin, M. Altissimo, Microscopy of biological samples through advanced diffractive optics from visible to X-ray wavelength regime, Microscopy Research and Technique 65, 252-262 (2004)